16 delicious Easter baking treats

Looking to create some fun Easter eats that the whole family can get involved with making? We’ve got you covered with 16 great recipes sure to taste as delicious as they smell.

1. Easter cupcake swirls

Love icing? These are the cupcakes for you! Enjoy piling it high, or simply licking it from the mixing bowl and spoon afterwards. Cupcakes rule. See recipe for Easter cupcake swirls.

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2. Surprise chocolate fairy cakes

Grown-ups and children alike will love these chocolate fairy cakes with their fudge frosting, mini-egg topping and surprise white chocolate middle. See recipe for Surprise chocolate fairy cakes.

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3. Easter cupcakes

As if an occasion was ever needed as an excuse to make or eat cupcakes, but just in case you do, give these baked beauties a try. See recipe for Easter cupcakes.

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4. Easter cookies

These spicy, fragrant and deliciously fruity cookies are perfect for an Easter tea-time treat. See recipe for Easter cookies.

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5. Easter flower cookies

They really do taste as lovely as they look. What colour will you ice the filling? Why not experiment with crazy colouring. See recipe for Easter flower cookies.

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6. Iced Easter biscuits

As with the iced Easter flower cookies, you can dress these up with different coloured icing, or add chocolate chips or silver balls. For something really unique, take the wooden end of a match, dip in the food colouring and create pretty patterns. Be sure to help little ones with this when handling matches. See recipe for Iced Easter biscuits.

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7. Easter bunny cookies

These oh-so-sweet bunny cookies taste just as lovely as they look. What will you nibble on first – the ears or the tail? See recipe for Easter bunny cookies.

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8. Chocolate nests

We’re loving these Easter-inspired birds’ nests. Not only are they easy enough for you and the kids to make together, they also make brilliant Easter gifts. See recipe for Chocolate nests.

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9. The ultimate Easter chocolate cake

As the name suggests, this is the ultimate in chocolatey goodness. Chocolate lovers will be in utter heaven. See recipe for The ultimate Easter chocolate cake.

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10. Mini egg rocky road bite

Always popular so make sure that you bake plenty of these. You know because they are mini, there’s no need to feel guilty if you go back for another bite. See recipe for Mini egg rocky road bite.

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11. Hot cross scones

Two delicious British classics combine to create one delicious baked treat. You’ll love these seasonal treats. See recipe for Hot cross scones.

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12. Chocolate cheesecake

What to eat first! Attack the crunchy biscuity base or go straight in for the kill for the smooth, chocolatey topping? Either way by following this recipe your baking endeavours will be fully rewarded in taste. See recipe for Chocolate cheesecake.

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13. No-bake chocolate tart

A dense and deliciously rich tart that looks impressive, but that you’ll love all the more because it couldn’t be easier to make. See recipe for No-bake chocolate tart.

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14. Simnel cake

A fruity simnel cake is an Easter classic. It might not count towards one of your 5-a-day, but it will certainly make a deliciously fruity alternative to all that chocolate. See recipe for Simnel cake.

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15. Hot cross buns

A firm Easter favourite, why not have a go at creating your own? Toast to perfection and spread with some of your favourite jam or preserve for extra deliciousness. See recipe for Hot cross buns.

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16. Hot cross bun treacle tart

Want to wow your family and friends? Try this clever combination of spiced hot cross buns, crumbed with golden syrup before being cooked in a pastry case. Is your mouth watering yet? Right, get cooking! See recipe for Hot cross bun treacle tart.

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